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I tried searching "favorite" and came up with 35 pages. I looked through the first 12 and couldn't find any relevent posts from the 8-bit category. I am looking for some new games to try.

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Hm... well, I pretty much just played the cartridge games that you've probably played already. The other stuff I messed with came from Antic, Analog, or Compute! magazine. By the time I got a floppy drive, I couldn't get software for it anymore.

 

Anyway... My favorite cart games are Donkey Kong, Star Raiders, Hardball, Millipede, & Dig Dug.

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MULE, Bruce Lee, Star Raiders, Defender, Joust, River Raid, Kaboom, ballblazer.

 

The are more that I have missed. I just cant remember them.

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Look in the High Score Contest Area and the Current Games List thread - There is a list of alot of good games to try out.

 

Personal Favs:

 

Drol

Bruce Lee

Ball Blazer

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr.

Whomper Stomper

Ultima 2 - 4 (RPG)

Star Raiders

Star Raiders II

Fort Apocolypse

Shamus

Shamus II

Dandy

Crossbow

Crystal Castles

Gyruss

Joust

Jumpman /Jr.

Miner 2049'er

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My favourites among many more, I don't even count new production from 1990 and later:

 

Draconus

Montezuma Revenge

Pitfall 2

Kik Start

Ninja

BC's Quest For Tires

Miner 2049ER

Galaxian

Chop Suey

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These favorite game threads probably should be a Sticky Survey!

 

That said here's my list

 

1. Star Raiders

2. Boulder Dash

3. Miner 2049er

4. Flower Mania *

5. Arkanoid

6. Ms. Pacman

7. Mr. Robot and his robot factory

8. Sea Wolf 2

9. Joust

10. Tapper

 

Honorable mention to Missile Command+, 2006 update. Great hack by Paul Lee!

 

* - brand new game in 2006

Edited by a8isa1

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There's so many, it's hard for me to just pin down just one.

 

Mr Do's Castle

Alley Cat

The Goonies

Zorro

Rainbow Walker

New York City

Necromancer

Mountain King

Mercenary

 

I'm sure there's a lot more that I can't think of right now.

Edited by Ross PK

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Here's mine:

 

Miner 2049er

Bounty Bob Strikes Back

Karateka

Boulderdash II

Jumpman Jr

Leggit

Seafox

TGIF (Thank God It's Friday)

Jet Boot Jack

Pacman

Savage Pond

Getaway

Kikstart

Pole Position

Vegas Jackpot

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I tried searching "favorite" and came up with 35 pages. I looked through the first 12 and couldn't find any relevent posts from the 8-bit category. I am looking for some new games to try.

 

Hmm, some of my fav 8bit games are:

(in no particular order)

 

Archon

Realm Of Impossibility

Ultima 3

Ultima 4

F15 Strike Eagle

Silent Service

Star Raiders

Star Raiders 2

Rescue On Fractulus

Star Fleet 1

Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy

Zork

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Blue Max.

Besides Defender, I have to agree, I like Blue Max.

 

Hey, do you still visit this site?

He hasn't been here since July '06...so I'd say no.

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I'll second the vote for Blue Max. Awesome game. Kind of River Raid meets Zaxxon.

 

I also enjoy:

 

Gateway to Apshai: An early, very fun, action RPG with TONS of levels.

Oil's Well: Strange, very fun pac-clone

DK/DKJR: Of course. All four levels in arcade order!

Field of Fire: Great strategy Game

Wargame Construction Set: As above, only more tweakable!

Zone Ranger: Great shooter

Dreadnaught Factor: Attack star destroyers. What's not to like?

Jumpman: Best DK style game of all time. BETTER than Donkey Kong.

 

That'll do for starters. PM me if you want more. I got lots :D

Edited by Lord Thag

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My first game is still my favorite. It is what originally sold me on the Atari. Of course, it is Star Raiders. I just pulled it out again for the kids, who have Game Boy games, and they like it too. Back then I yearned to play it on a big screen TV and now, 27 years later, I can!

 

Nik says: "I like the ranking names, like Garbage Scow Captain and Galactic Cook."

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For the Atari 800 it was Asteroids hands down.

 

Why? Because it had four player simultaneous action! Whenever a bunch of friends or relatives came up, we would have Asteroid tournaments that would last for hours on end.

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I didn't think I would need to chime into this discussion, but since I didn't see anyone list these, I'm going to have to. Alternate Reality series (City and Dungeon). Years ahead of their time.

 

Bob

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Blue Max.

Besides Defender, I have to agree, I like Blue Max.

 

Hey, do you still visit this site?

 

I love bluemax as well.

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Most Infocom adventures (Zork series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (Text aventures)

Most EA games (Archon, MULE, Murder on the Zendernuff)

Most Scott Addams Adventures (Text, some versions with pictures)

Most CBS games (Wizard of Wor, Gorf)

Star Raiders, Dig Dug, Asteriods, Dreadnaught Factor, Blue Max, Miner2049er, Choplifter, Popeye, Gyruss

 

I grew up on the Atari 400 and now currently 800/5200. The 8-bit games are just awesome. :D

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